ST. CLOUD -- Brady may look like your typical golden retriever mixed dog, but there's more to him.
"He sniffs out for venison, guns, and ammunition," says Julie Siems Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer and Brady's handler...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting $72.5 million from the state Legislature, about half of which would go toward fixing up aging recreational facilities and overused trails at parks across the state.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions in Central Minnesota on Monday. Open burning restrictions will be in effect for Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, Todd, Morrison and several other counties.
Zebra mussels have been found in two more central Minnesota lakes. The DNR says the invasive species have been confirmed in Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns Counties, and in Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County.
All roads and recreational facilities in the Pillsbury State Forest, which is located just west of Brainerd, have been closed until further notice following a heavy rain and windstorm on Sunday. Uprooted and downed trees have caused all forest roads and trails to be impassable, and all campgrounds are inaccessible.
Officials say five invasive bighead carp have been caught in the St. Croix River in the past week, just south of Stillwater. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it's the farthest upstream that bighead carp have been found in the St. Croix, and it's about 7 miles north of the previous point.